Uber class action media conference alert – TODAY, 10:30 Wednesday 28 November 2018, in Melbourne

28-Nov-2018 9:05 AM

Class action against Uber expands across the country

Class action experts Maurice Blackburn Lawyers will expand its class action against Uber nationwide, with the Victorian Supreme Court claim to now also encompass taxi and hire car drivers, operators and licence owners in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.
 
The expansion to states outside of Victoria will mean thousands more who had their livelihoods drastically impacted by Uber’s allegedly illegal operation will now be able to seek redress, with the total claim likely to dwarf any previous class action recovery in Australia’s history, if successful.
 
From today, drivers from New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia can register to join their Victorian counterparts in taking on Uber, by completing a simple online form at www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/uberclassaction
 
Senior Associate at Maurice Blackburn, Elizabeth O’Shea said there were no out of pocket costs or liability risk for registrants, with the case costs being underwritten by a third party litigation funder.
 
“Uber sells a notion that it’s just here to do things differently, but in reality and as we will allege, different has meant operating unlawfully and that has caused extensive loss and damage to law-abiding taxi and hire car operators and licence holders across the country,” Ms O’Shea said.
 
Industry representatives have welcomed the expanded action:
 
“We are glad to have paved the way for these other states to come on board and join this action as a way to hold Uber to account for the damage it caused to our industry.” – Rod Barton, President Commercial Passenger Vehicle Association of Australia (CPVAA)
 
“This has been a big issue for affected drivers and licence holders here in Queensland and it’s something we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make happen for some time, so it’s a good thing that our community now has the ability to hold Uber accountable for its actions.” – Shane Holley, owner and operator of Cabs2000 Queensland.
 
What:                 Media conference announcing expansion of Uber class action across the country, into Qld, NSW and WA  
 
When:                TODAY, Wednesday 28 November, 10:30am in Melbourne.
 
Where:               Maurice Blackburn, 380 La Trobe St Melbourne CBD, go to Level 21.
 
 
Who:                  Elizabeth O’Shea, Senior Associate (Class Actions) at Maurice Blackburn
                            Rod Barton, Driver and President of CPVAA
 
 
Media enquiries:  Cameron Scott at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers  T  0400 876 466          E  cscott@mauriceblackburn.com.au

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